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Tengatenga Group Lobbied Malawi Government to Enforce Anti-gay Laws
As reported in the U.K. newspaper, The Independent, the Malawi Council of Churches (MCC), a group once headed by Bishop James Tengatenga, and in which his Diocese is a member, lobbied the Malawian government last November to continue enforcing harsh anti-gay laws — after the government reportedly had decided to cease their enforcement in the face of international pressure:
The Malawi Council of Churches is an umbrella organization comprising almost two dozen Malawian church groupings — including Bishop Tengatenga’s Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi. Its views can fairly be considered to be fundamentalist (“The Council accepts the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the record of God’s revelation of himself to humanity, as containing all things necessary for salvation, and as being the ultimate standard of faith and conduct.”) On November 16, 2010, The Nyasa Times published the MCC’s summary of its view of issues of the moment. The first item concerned homosexuality and sodomy:
In May, 2008, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas noted that Bishop Tengatenga had been a past chair of the Malawi Council of Churches, as did the Nyasa Times in a story last week. I am still looking for the exact dates when Tengatenga was the leader of the MCC.
Addendum: A senior faculty member writes in:
I want to thank you for what you have written about the new Tucker dean. Several students have told me how upset they are, and also that they are reading your blog and and grateful to you for what you are writing. The guy has no business coming to Dartmouth; it’s as if the college is telling gay students, You don’t have a chaplain. And if these are his views on homosexuality, what does he think about women’s rights, etc?
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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